Restaurants in Corpus Christi

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Diner Food at Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain ($20 Value)

Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain

Central City

$10 $6

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'60s-style diner serves up cheeseburgers, chili cheese fries, milkshakes, hot dogs, root-beer floats, banana splits, and hot breakfasts

Baked Goods or Loose-Leaf Teas at Lotus Dreams Tea (Half Off)

Lotus Dreams Tea

South Side

$10 $5

Browse more than 30 types of loose-leaf teas from around the globe inside a rich, plush interior; fresh baked goods such as cupcakes

Upscale American Cuisine for Two or Four at Bleu Bistro (Up to 51% Off)

Bleu Bistro

Central City

$50 $25

Chefs use fresh, local, and in-season ingredients to prepare everything from cheeseburgers to rack of lamb in an elegantly rustic space

$10 for a Three-Visit Punch Card, Each Punch Worth $7 of Food and Drink at Coffee Waves ($21 Total Value)

Coffee Waves

Multiple Locations

$21 $10

Artisan espresso drinks, sandwiches, and house-made gelato served in cozy space with leather seating and exposed brick and stone

Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Salad at Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen (Up to 54% Off)

Russo's Coal Fired Italian Kitchen

South Side

$39.10 $18

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Chefs fire pizzas in coal ovens along with ultra-thin pizza napoletana, sandwiches, and eggplant parmesan

Hibachi and Sushi at Shogun Restaurant Japanese Steak House (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Shogun Restaurant Japanese Steak House

Corpus Christi

$30 $15

Chefs flip steak and seafood on a hibachi grill as sushi masters slice up sashimi behind a glass-front bar

$8 for $14 Worth of Central Mexican Cuisine for Breakfast at Molé

Mole'

Bay Area

$14 $8

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Eatery showcases flavors of Central Mexico with dishes such as divorced eggs, enchiladas with eggs, and mexican benedicts

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Randy and Yvette Maldonado, the owners of Fajita Junction, know the difference that high-quality ingredients make to any recipe. “Our meat is Angus beef that is fresh and never frozen, using the inside skirt of the meat with choice or better cuts,” Randy told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. “The meat is well trimmed so it has little fat before we put it on our mesquite grill.”

Angus beef fajitas are just one of the spot's popular, made-from-scratch dishes. The chefs also make fresh tortillas for tacos filled with chicken, sausage, or mollejas, as well as rice with Mexican spices and a chicken-stock base instead of the traditional tomato. The ambiance of Fajita Junction is a draw, too: high ceilings, wood floors, and flat-screen televisions entrance eyeballs with images of sports games and football players enacting soap operas on the sidelines.

5717 Saratoga Blvd, Ste 105
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Dot’z Dawgs & Drafts transports diners back to a simpler time—a time when food was no-fuss and comforting and the world moved at a slower pace. There, diners drink beers and chow down on Chicago-style hot dogs, pizza, and wraps while gazing at vintage Coca-Cola advertisements and the photos of old Hollywood starlets like Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball that encompass every inch of free wall space. Amid the 1950s montage, vinyl-and-chrome chairs—striped with the scarlet and silver colors of a retro diner—tuck themselves beneath simple silver tables.

After dinner, patrons grab ice-cream cones and head outside for a stroll along Corpus Christi Beach. The adjacent outdoor playground area is perfect for entertaining kids with hula-hoops and rousing debates on the ethics of peeking during hide-and-seek.

2825 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Intent on supplying diners with healthy choices by making flavorful, readily available food, the chefs at Urban Fare Cafe craft a menu that mingles Mediterranean, Indian, Asian, and African cuisines. Piquant soups such as the carrot bisque with ginger and mint pair with guiltless sandwiches and wraps such as the Montreal-style roast beef. Alternatively, whole-grain-wheat pizzas stand in for starchier pies, and cooks prepare rice bowls with either white or brown rice. Baristas emit the aromas of roasted coffee beans throughout the eatery by brewing espresso drinks and practicing levitation with café mugs.

425 Williams St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Beauty & the Bistro Café & Catering's uniformed staff add friendly elbow grease to their catered social and corporate events. Expectant mothers round up posses of up to 30 guests for a two-hour takeover of the bistro's party room, where a sign-in and gift table greet guests and assign code names written in baby talk. Load up on human fuel from a buffet spread, filling antique china, glasses, and silverware with comestibles including seasonal fruits, parmesan pasta salad, and sliced croissant sandwiches stuffed with generous portions of chicken salad. As light dinner music plays over excited conversations and debates on the origin of the rattle, the staff quiets wailing sweet teeth with slices of guest-provided cake.

3346 Crestmeadow Dr
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Papa John's has been popping out perfectly personalized pies 'round the clock for the past 25 years, fleshing out its lineup of specialty pizzas with a munificent menu featuring an array of classic and specialty pizzas. Traditionalists of Italian fare can indulge in the Spicy Italian with pepperoni, sausage, and invisible meat. More progressive pie enthusiasts may select the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken ($15.99), or go all-out and get The Works, a top-heavy combination of pepperoni, ham, spicy Italian sausage, fresh-sliced onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and ripe black olives ($15.99). Like a bangin’ club or especially bangin’ fireplace store, Papa John's stays open late, making it an opportune eatery for impromptu pajama jams and uncontrollable sleep-feasting.

13434 Leopard St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Portis Kountry Kitchen's cooks prepare a down-home menu of Southern soul food served up in a cafeteria-style eatery. Baked or fried chicken, smothered steak, and fried fish compete for top billing, as a side of corn plays cupid with suitors of parsley-buttered potatoes, french fries, or spinach, to comprise Friday's lunch special of one entree and two sides ($6.99). Classic sandwiches, such as the Ruben ($5.50) and the triple-decker club ($4.99), stack meats and vegetables between lightly toasted white, wheat, rye bread, or a croissant and audition for mouths with a choreographed step-dancing routine featuring an ensemble of chips, a drink, and a pickle slice.

615 N Upper Broadway St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US